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Slovenia takes over the EU Council Presidency 19 Jul 2021 Slovenia takes over the EU Council Presidency 0 196 Halfway through the year, it is up to another Member State to take over the presidency of the Council of the European Union. This time, Slovenia will be in charge of steering the ship from July to Dec... Next RecFishing Forum Event: Climate change impact on recreational fisheries: building resilience 06 Jul 2021 Next RecFishing Forum Event: Climate change impact on recreational fisheries: building resilience 0 386 The next event of the European Parliament Forum on Recreational Fisheries and Aquatic Environment will take place on 7 September. The event will look at the impact of climate change on seas and rivers... EU zero pollution action plan: focus on the aquatic environment 28 Jun 2021 EU zero pollution action plan: focus on the aquatic environment 0 403 On 12 May 2021, the European Commission adopted the EU action plan "Towards a Zero Pollution for Air, Water and Soil". Several policy initiatives will aim to improve water quality and protect the aqua... European Parliament finally adopts its report on Biodiversity: what’s in it for recreational anglers? 25 Jun 2021 European Parliament finally adopts its report on Biodiversity: what’s in it for recreational anglers? 0 613 On 9 June, the European Parliament adopted its non-binding resolution on the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030: Bringing nature back into our lives. Adopted more than a year after the Commission publi... ICES recommends radical cuts in Baltic Sea quotas 23 Jun 2021 ICES recommends radical cuts in Baltic Sea quotas 0 519 On 28 May 2021, the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) published its annual scientific advice for next year’s fishing opportunities for the Baltic Sea. The advice will be take... The World Recreational Fishing Conference goes digital! 28 & 30 June 2021 16 Jun 2021 The World Recreational Fishing Conference goes digital! 28 & 30 June 2021 0 645 Initially planned in Rotterdam in July 2020 and postponed due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 9th edition of the World Recreational Fishing Conference will finally take place in a digita... Introducing… the Norwegian Association of Hunters and Anglers 14 Jun 2021 Introducing… the Norwegian Association of Hunters and Anglers 0 716 This article is part of a series dedicated to the presentation of angling associations across Europe. For this article, we introduce the EAA member from Norway: NJFF - Norges Jeger - og Fiskerforbund. Most of Europe’s river basins will still be unhealthy by 2027 - new report 10 Jun 2021 Most of Europe’s river basins will still be unhealthy by 2027 - new report 0 743 11 out of 13 river basins studied in various EU countries will still be unhealthy by 2027, new research reveals. This means those countries will miss the legally binding EU target to return Europe’s d... A new logo for the EAA! 02 Jun 2021 A new logo for the EAA! 0 766 The European Anglers Alliance has a new logo. After 10 years, the EAA has renewed its brand identity. CHARTing a new path for Atlantic Bluefin Tuna 19 May 2021 CHARTing a new path for Atlantic Bluefin Tuna 0 975 On 23 April, the British Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS) gave the green light to an English Catch And Rel... EVENT REPORT - Objective 30%: why involving recreational anglers is key for the success of Marine Protected Areas 11 May 2021 EVENT REPORT - Objective 30%: why involving recreational anglers is key for the success of Marine Protected Areas 0 1016 On 20 April, the RecFishing Forum hosted a webinar on recreational angling and Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), co-chaired by MEP Isabel Carvalhais and MEP Søren Gade. Panellists and more than 60 partic... Broad coalition calls for hydropower projects’ halt on the Albanian Vjosa River 06 May 2021 Broad coalition calls for hydropower projects’ halt on the Albanian Vjosa River 0 1110 In light of the national Albanian elections – held on 25 April 2021 – a group of Members of the European Parliament, scientists and even Hollywood actors have now joined ranks with national and region... Protecting and restoring river ecosystems to support biodiversity: Living Rivers Europe recommendations 03 May 2021 Protecting and restoring river ecosystems to support biodiversity: Living Rivers Europe recommendations 0 1211 In March 2021, Living Rivers Europe, a coalition of five environmental and angling organisations (EAA, WWF, EEB, ERN, The Nature Conservancy and Wetlands International), published its scoping paper on... Biodiversity Strategy: the PECH Committee is taking a step in the right direction 27 Apr 2021 Biodiversity Strategy: the PECH Committee is taking a step in the right direction 0 1183 On 17 March, the Fisheries (PECH) Committee of the European Parliament adopted its opinion on the “EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030: Bringing nature back into our lives.” The PECH Committee opinion s... Effectively protecting 30% of the EU’s sea area by 2030: recreational anglers are part of the solution 21 Apr 2021 Effectively protecting 30% of the EU’s sea area by 2030: recreational anglers are part of the solution 0 1547 The EU Biodiversity Strategy contains ambitious targets for Marine Protected Areas (MPAs): legally protecting a minimum of 30% of the EU’s sea area by 2030, of which at least a third must be strictly ... Next RecFishing Forum Event: Objective 30%: why involving recreational anglers is key for the success of Marine Protected Areas 14 Apr 2021 Next RecFishing Forum Event: Objective 30%: why involving recreational anglers is key for the success of Marine Protected Areas 0 2026 The next event of the European Parliament Forum on Recreational Fisheries and Aquatic Environment will take place on 20 April. The event will look at the current state of play of MPAs in Europe and id... Lessons learned from the sea bass pilot project 06 Apr 2021 Lessons learned from the sea bass pilot project 0 1621 In 2017, the European Parliament adopted a proposal to include in the 2018 EU budget a pilot project on the recreational fishing for sea bass, which would “provide the EU legislator with more options ... UPDATED: Including marine recreational fisheries in the CFP: can the EU afford not to? 26 Mar 2021 UPDATED: Including marine recreational fisheries in the CFP: can the EU afford not to? 0 1886 On 4 December, the European Commission’s Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries organised a webinar on the monitoring and control of recreational fisheries. The official report of the ... Introducing… the Austrian Board of Trustees for Fisheries and Water Protection 22 Mar 2021 Introducing… the Austrian Board of Trustees for Fisheries and Water Protection 0 1884 This article is part of a series dedicated to the presentation of angling associations across Europe. For this article, we introduce the EAA member from Austria: ÖKF FishLife - Österreichisches Kurato... Implementation of the Biodiversity Strategy: focus on fish migration in the Danube 16 Mar 2021 Implementation of the Biodiversity Strategy: focus on fish migration in the Danube 0 1778 In response to MEP Michal Wiezik’s parliamentary question on the Danube’s contribution to fish migration and restoration targets, the European Commission has provided some details to clarify the role ...

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